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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bonners Ferry Man Sentenced to Five Years for Possession of Sexually Explicit Images of Minors

COEUR D’ALENE – Thurlo Eugene Clark, 72, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was sentenced today in federal court in Coeur d’Alene to 60 months in prison for possession of sexually explicit images of minors, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered a ten-year term of supervised release following Clark’s release from prison.


According to the plea agreement, Clark admitted that on May 6, 2016, law enforcement officers contacted him because officers received information that Clark tried to send child pornography via the internet. Clark admitted to law enforcement that he knowingly possessed child pornography which he had received by email. With Clark’s consent, law enforcement officers recovered various computer equipment that contained child pornography. At the time law enforcement contacted Clark, he possessed some 21,000 images of child pornography.


The case was investigated by the FBI and the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Updated July 25, 2017